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Core Values Index

The Core Values Index assesses our basic human nature and gives us some tools to explore our strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur.

To take the quiz go here!






Patreon: A New Business Model for Artist

Jack Conte, a founder of Patreon discusses the changes in the way artist make money in the digital age.


Watch this video: https://www.ted.com/talks/jack_conte_how_artists_can_finally_get_paid_in_the_digital_age

A simple cost of doing business calculator

Freelance photojournalist really have to manage their finances. Thanks to the National Press Photographers Association they can build a quick and easy financial snapshot of their career and know what they must charge.
Take a look at their calculator here: https://nppa.org/calculator

Developing a financial business model

Every business needs a financial model.
I have created a financial spreadsheet that is simplified for ease of use.  All you have to do is enter data in the fields that are YELLOW and the rest is calculated for you automatically.
I developed this model back in 1997 with the help of a CPA firm.  It isn't perfect, but it gives you meaningful data to consider when setting prices and target market goals.
If you are interested in receiving a copy download it here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7gsJIe7OUfcVmtKYVNLWTE2Nkk  
For instructions how to use the spreadsheet email me at: ira.gardner.photo@gmail.com



Business Model Generator

Here is a link to an interesting workbook about developing a business model.  https://strategyzer.com/books/business-model-generation


Source: Wikipedia Examples[edit] In the early history of business models it was very typical to define business model types such as bricks-and-mortar or e-broker. However, these types usually describe only one aspect of the business (most often the revenue model). Therefore, more recent literature on business models concentrate on describing a business model as a whole, instead of only the most visible aspects. The following examples provide an overview for various business model types that have been in discussion since the invention of term business model: Bricks and clicks business modelBusiness model by which a company integrates both offline (bricks) and online (clicks) presences. One example of the bricks-and-clicks model is when a chain of stores allows the user to order products online, but lets them pick up their order at a local store.Collective…

Productivity Schedule

Here is a link to the best productivity planner I have ever used.  The brain has been scientifically proven to be able to only remember 3-4 key things per day.  This planner addresses that and more.  It also comes with a complete instruction booklet.  Thank you Don Miller!

http://www.storylineblog.com/storyline-productivity-schedule.pdf


Personal Productivity - Journaling

Personal Productivity - Journaling What we think about in the first five minutes of the day sets the tone for the rest of the day.  Journaling is a powerful tool we can use to put some intention into our day and to improve our productivity and creativity.
There are several kinds of journals and it is recommended that you utilize all three of these techniques.
1. Five Minute Journal

2. Morning Pages 3. Art journaling

Online Resources:
http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/01/15/morning-pages/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.https://stampington.com/art-journaling (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.https://www.creativelive.com/courses/introduction-to-art-journaling-andrea-chebeleu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Personal Productivity Tools

Personal Productivity Business Note management for mobile and web devices


Business Card Scanner

iPhone options are available at: http://www.macworld.com/article/3088655/ios-apps/5-apps-to-help-you-digitally-organize-business-cards.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Expense Receipt Management

Personal Success

Personal Success Strategies Here are a collection of my favorite talks about success and happiness.







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Product Mix Analysis

Here is a good example of how we can analyze our product mix.

Three Levels of a Product

Explore Brand Archetypes!

Explore the brand archetypes at Kaye Putnam's website or take this survey at culturetalk.

Important articles about personal productivity

How to write a vision statement

Setting your career goal & making a vision statement

Visualizing Success

The Age of the Customer... CRM Software